Our work in United Kingdom

We have been in the country since 1964. Today our work in UK is in the Exploration & Production, Global Gas &LNG and Refining & Marketing, Chemicals and Renewable sectors.

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Eni Liverpool Bay Project: a carbon dioxide appraisal and storage licence

In October 2020, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced it had awarded a carbon dioxide (CO₂) appraisal and storage licence (CS licence) to Eni UK Limited (Eni). The CS licence will cover an area located within the Liverpool Bay area of the East Irish Sea. Under the CS licence, we plan to reuse and repurpose depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs (the Hamilton, Hamilton North and Lennox fields) and associated infrastructure, to permanently store CO₂ captured in North West England and North Wales. The application for a CS licence was made by Eni in order to help address the decarbonisation needs of the region.  It forms part of a collaborative effort with industrial companies to capture and transport CO₂ from existing industries, along with future hydrogen production sites for fuel switching, heating, power and transportation. HyNet North West will place the region at the forefront of the UK’s journey to net zero emissions by 2050. We expect the project to benefit local communities by creating new job opportunities and assist to develop the economy of the area whilst providing a tangible pathway to energy transition and decarbonisation. In March 2021 the project received £33 million in funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), through its Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge (IDC) fund. The funding covers around 50% of the investment necessary to finalise ongoing planning studies with the aim of the site becoming operational by 2025.

In May 2021 Eni and Progressive Energy Limited have announced the signing of a framework agreement to further accelerate carbon capture and storage (CCS) within the HyNet North West low carbon cluster project. Under the agreement, Eni will develop and operate both the onshore and offshore transportation and storage of CO₂  in their Liverpool Bay assets, whilst Progressive Energy will lead and coordinate the capture and hydrogen aspects of the project on behalf of Hynet North West, thereby linking together the sources of CO₂ emissions to Eni’s transportation and storage infrastructure.

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HyNet North West for decarbonization

This integrated project will develop the first carbon capture and storage (CCS) infrastructure in the UK.

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We entered the UK offshore wind market for electricity production

In December 2020 we entered the UK offshore wind market for electricity production through the acquisition of a 20% stake from Equinor and SSE Renewables of the Dogger Bank (A and B) project. The plan involves the installation of 190 state-of-the-art turbines situated approximately 80 miles from the north east coast of England. Each turbine has a capacity of 13 MW for a total capacity of 2.4 GW. At full capacity, Dogger Bank will be the world’s largest project of its kind, generating around 5% of UK demand for renewable electricity and supplying energy to approximately 6 million British homes. The construction of the Dogger Bank (A and B) will take place in two stages, with the first to be completed by 2023 and the second by 2024. By entering the Dogger Bank (A and B) project, Eni adds 480 MW of renewable energy to its 2025 target of 5GW of installed capacity from renewable sources, while it will additionally be able to explore potential synergies with the retail business.

Offshore drilling and work-over

We work on concession contracts in the Irish Sea and the North Sea off England. We are an operator with shares in four production areas, among them Liverpool Bay (100%) and Hewett Area (89.3%). The other main fields are Elgin/Franklin (21.87%), Glenelg (8%), J-Block and Jasmine (33%) and Jade (7%). Development activities mainly concerned Elgin/ Franklin and Joanne and Jasmine fields with the drilling of four new wells in production. We hold interest in 15 exploration licenses, 12 of which are operated, with interest ranging from 9% to 100%. 

In January 2021 we announced the successful award of a new Production Licence, resulting from an application made in the 32nd UK Offshore Licensing Round. The Licence, named P2511, covers an area of approximately 340 square kilometres and is located approximately 250 km offshore UK in the Northern North Sea. It is situated near the UK/Norwegian border where several significant discoveries were recently made. The Licence has an Initial Exploration Term of six years. Eni UK will assume the role of operator with a 100% participating interest.

Our activities in the gas sector

In the United Kingdom, Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Trading & Shipping SpA (ETS), markets in the United Kingdom the equity gas produced at Eni’s fields in the North Sea and operates in the main continental natural gas hubs (NBP, Zeebrugge, TTF). In 2020, sales amounted to 1.62 bcm, down by 0.13 bcm or down by 7.4% compared to 2019 due to lower volumes sold to industrial customers.

Eni Global Energy Markets (EGEM)

Starting from 1st January 2021 EGEM acts in the international trading of gas, power, CO₂ (as a single interface between Eni and the markets), LNG and Oil derivatives. It is a global, integrated approach designed to make the most of Eni’s network of contacts and wide asset portfolio. 

Eni Trade & Biofuels

In keeping with Eni’s overall strategy in respect of the global energy transition, starting from January 1, 2021, Eni Trade & Biofuels SpA (ETB), fully owned by Eni SpA, is the sole entity responsible for the international trading of crude oil, petroleum products, bio-fuels and related financial derivatives for the Eni group.

We create energy

In the country, in the Exploration & Production, Refining & Marketing and Gas & Power sectors in which we work, we are committed to innovating the energy sector by lowering our carbon footprint and protecting the environment around Liverpool Bay, an area of the UK where we have various production sites. 

Liverpool Bay: biodiversity and CO₂ carbon storage

Since 1995 we have been involved in many initiatives to protect the natural environment and biodiversity around our operations in North Wales. In October 2020 the British Oil and Gas Authority awarded us a six-year appraisal licence which targets Eni’s offshore fields in Liverpool Bay to be utilised as a permanent store for CO₂.

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DISCOVERY LIVERPOOL BAY
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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

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Exploring Eurasia

Europe can play a leading role in terms of energy, especially as an economic and social community

The new eurasian geo-economic center represents a development pole that can become an alternative to the Euro-Atlantic center

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Europe's Gamble

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UK Fact Sheet 2021

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